Lorenzo Alberton

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/     Broadcasting / Media

BBC iPlayer The BBC iPlayer, simply known as the iPlayer, is an internet television, radio, and cable television service, developed by the BBC and offering high-definition media streams. The new generation of the site (released in summer 2010) brings a new, cleaner interface, and integration with various social networking sites to the TV on-demand service.

I worked in the final stages of development of the next generation of the iPlayer (v.3.0), refactoring the code base for a better separation of customised and standard components, and implementing reverse proxy cache (via bespoke Varnish modules), boosting the performances and scalability of the service by over two orders of magnitude.


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BBC iPlayer  
  • Technologies: PHP, C, Varnish Cache (VCL), IP-Geo, AJAX
  • Year: 2010
  • Employer: Ibuildings